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Preliminary figures show that Finland has taken the world title for most people skinny dipping at the same time, as a crowd of hit the cold water of Linnunlahti Bay in Joensuu on July
It’s going to be close.
On Saturday, July 15, at a music festival in Joensuu, Finland, about miles northeast of Helsinki, a bunch of people, naked save for matching green swim caps, walked into a lake. Organizers of the mass skinny dip had hoped for 1, participants—a nice, round that would look great in headlines and record books—but in the end counted only That is still good enough, they said, to set a new world record for the largest collective act of swimming while naked.
But not by much. If confirmed by Guinness World Records, the dip will have surpassed a mass skinny dip in Australia by just three people. Two prior attempts in Finland to break the record fell far short, and cloudy weather made setting the record this time far from certain.
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But, as Finnish national broadcaster YLE reportedorganizers got a lucky break. Once in, the proud bathers spontaneously broke out in a rendition of the Finnish national anthem. Follow us on Twitter to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders.
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